FreeCandy is born!
"Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple." - Willie Wonka
Good Morning Candy Companions,
My how time flies.
It's been almost an entire year since we collectively began the journey toward FreeCandy, yet it feels just like yesterday. After several stops and starts, that included looking at what seemed like every empty space in the borough, the universe conspired to give us what we wanted in the first place! In May, I signed the lease to 905 Atlantic Ave as the home of FreeCandy. With that said, I am proud to announce that the vision of FreeCandy is now reality!
Over the past several months, my team and I have been very (very) busy, working day and night, to complete the build-out process. We have turned a 7200 sq. ft. garage into what will soon be one of Brooklyn's premiere mixed-use live music and arts venues! Although the primary work on the space is complete we are still awaiting some final paperwork - liquor license I'm looking at you. In the meantime, FreeCandy is ready to host private events. That means we can host private corporate or personal events, art showcases, photo shoots, video interviews, theatrical rehearsals, music rehearsals, film screenings, etc. If you or anyone you know is looking for affordable event, studio or gallery space, please send them my way. I'd love to talk with them!
And now to the real business at hand - T-shirts and Candy! Please forgive the delay in getting you the rewards for your support. I had to put every dime raised (and a little bit more) into securing and developing the space. The good news is, now that that is done (mostly), I can fully focus on creating the gnarliest tees for you guys. You've been extremely patient, so I'm doing all I can to get the reward packages sent asap!
What's next? Over the next several days and weeks, we will be revamping our web presence to fully reflect the awesomeness that is FreeCandy and putting together a calendar of special events intended to introduce the space to the surrounding community. In the short term we will be posting pics of the space and the process on our facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FREETHECANDY). But most importantly, I invite you all to stop by as we put the finishing touches on the space. I think that you'll be pleasantly surprised by what your support has created.
Once again, I can't thank you enough for your patience and continued support as I/we feel our way through this mighty process! You guys rock, and very soon, we'll all rock together in FreeCandy!!!!
Cheers for now,
P.S. Please contact me at todd(at)freedmc(dot)com if you have any questions, would like to arrange a visit or know someone else who might be interested in FreeCandy!
pledged of $20,000 goal
seconds to go
Jul 6, 2010 - Oct 1, 2010
Pledge $10 or more
Supporters who pledge $10 or more will be listed on the FREE Candy website and the FREE Candy Wall of Fame!
Pledge $25 or more
Supporters who pledge $25 or more will receive all of the above, plus a 2 pound bag of candy!
Pledge $50 or more
Supporters who pledge $50 or more will receive all of the above, plus entry to two FREE Candy performances and $100 in FREE Candy currency!
Pledge $100 or more
Supporters who pledge $100 or more will receive all of the above, plus a Limited Edition FREE Candy T-shirt designed by Fuse Green!
Pledge $500 or more
Supporters who pledge $500 or more will receive all of the above, plus a limited edition FREE Candy tote bag and entry to 6 FREE Candy performances!
Pledge $1,000 or more
Supporters who pledge $1000 or more will receive all of the above, plus entry to 10 FREE Candy performances and walk-on role in FREE CANDY: The Musical!